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Podere Santa Bianca is a place. Santa Bianca is the name of the farmhouse that has been there since the first half of the 19th century, which was converted from a ruin to a farm and a house after being renovated 15 years ago. It is an extraordinarily calm place. The landscape is hilly, very open. We are halfway up the hill on the eastern side of the Cecina river valley, we are in the middle of woods, there are lots of birds and wild animals. The whole valley is very natural, many farms are organic, across the river it's all Parco Regionale del Monte Berignone. The climate is dry, almost every day the west wind brings sea air. The fields, all around the house, were cultivated until the end of 2015 with the biodynamic method, now we are only certified organic but we practice natural agriculture, we do not use any medicine for the plants, not even those that the organic regulations would allow. We grow aromatic plants and olive trees and do spontaneous harvesting in the valley and surrounding woods. We produce excellent olive oil and we distil, here on the farm, about twenty types of essential oils, all Mediterranean flora, obtained from our cultures. With the knowledge acquired over the years from being good distillers, we are able to search essential oils around the world and recognise them of similar quality to those we produce.